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    WATCH: President Obama Awards Vice President Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom

    America's Highest Civilian Award

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    In a surprise event, President Barack Obnama has just awarded Vice President Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, with Distinction. It is America's highest civilian award. The honor, "with Distinction" has only been added for three other people, Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Colin Powell.

    In a stirring an beautiful ceremony, the president lauded the vice president, whom he called "my brother" several times. “The best vice president America’s ever had, Mr. Joe Biden.”

    "I had no inkling," Biden said after receiving the award. "I get a lot of credit I don't deserve," he added, pointing to people in his life upon whom he says he has leaned.

    "I was part of a journey of a remakable man who did remarkable things for this country," Biden told the president. "I don't deserve this, but I know it came from the President's heart," Biden said.

     

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